at the camry effect. camry from toyota. >>> as we have mentioned we're so delighted to welcome willie geist to our family on his first official day as the co-host of our third hour. >> that's right. before he gets started let's get to know him just a little bit better. >> oh, boy. >> willie was a little kid, he wanted to be a fireman. i don't think he ever thought tv was his thing. i think he wanted to play shortstop for the yankees or possibly a power forward for the knicks. >> we met in sixth grade, mr. kaplan's home room, september 1986, and i locked in immediately. that was 26 years ago. was it love at first sight for you? >> i don't know. i mean, you're 11. how do you know? >> it was for me. >> you were memorable at first sight, but i can't say love at first sight. >> just because i was tall and gawky. >> this isn't the movies. >> he was a suburban kid who wanted to be a hip-hop guy. we lived in ridgewood, new jersey, and he called it the wood. >> playing off "boys in the hood" we were the boys in the wood. say something like quiet on the set because i'm about to begin and if you didn'